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John Clayton Adams, 1840-1906

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1840
Place of Birth: Edmonton
Date of Death: 1906.06.20
Place of Death: Ewhurst Hill, near Guildford


John Clayton Adams was a landscape painter who lived at Edmonton and Guildford in Surrey.


Adams's subjects were mainly views of Surrey and the southern counties. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1863 and 1893 as well as at the Grosvenor Gallery and the New Gallery. He was a member of the New Watercolour Society and the Society of British Artists, which became the Royal Society of British Artists under the Presidency of JW in 1887. He was invited by the Committee of the Fine Art Society to attend JW's Ten o'Clock lecture in 1885.


UK census 1881 from (accessed 2004); Wood, Christopher, Dictionary of Victorian Painters, Woodbridge, 1971.